Scooterdude, the guy you see floating around Copley Square on a scooter powered by a windblown plastic sail, has a blog. And he does more than just scoot.
One of the statues on the Dartmouth Street side of the BPL main branch went with some ermine blankets to keep warm today. Inside, in the courtyard, Bacchante shared her fuzzy hat with the infant Faun:
I'm probably just imagining it, but whoever put this guy up at the BPL entrance to Copley station sure seems to be pining for the days of Donna Summer.
It was just a simple photograph, background on the cell phone of a man found dead in the men's room at a Copley Square mall. But even for a paramedic used to death, it changed everything.
Alyssa Boehm adds film crews to the list of things she has to navigate around as she walks to her job near Copley Square (right up there with tourists, herds of child-care givers pushing double-wide strollers and the guy who feeds the ducks):
... A few of my friends live in LA and remind me that they have to deal with film shoots all the time. I pointed out they have better weather, better tacos and my personal favorite, palm trees. ...
Andrea picks up an heirloom tomato at the Copley farmer's market:
... It was big and purple, and it looked sort of diseased. Had I not known better, I would have thought it was rotten. When I cut into it, its very center was red, with dark splotches of purple around the edges. I cubed the whole thing and threw it into a pan coated with warm olive oil. Then I added a pinch of salt and a pinch of sugar and waited just a few minutes for it to become a sauce for my rigatoni, tossed with fresh parsley and Argentine parmesan. ...
J.L. Bell discusses why one of this revoluionary city's most prominent squares is named for a Loyalist who fled Boston in 1774 for England. Also, he suggests the arriviste BPL should stop trying to get the Copley subway stop renamed for itself.
Break the CharlieCard machines but don't tell anybody, then station creepy plainclothes workers next to them to "help" people trying to refill their cards, which will so weird them out they'll give up and buy a more expensive CharlieTicket.
Third Decade uses the plywood-enhanced, constricted Copley today and all he can think is: Fire trap.
Chicago? Hah! Here's how windy it was in Copley Square early this evening:
For as long as I can remember, WCRB radio has sponsored a series of lunchtime concerts at Copley Square park. The concerts took place every Thursday in both June and September.
But not this year. I wrote to WCRB asking where to find next month's schedule, and got this reply from Mark Edwards, the station's director of programming:
We simply didn't have the budget to pull it off, I'm afraid. The concerts were very expensive for us to host, and there has been dwindling support from advertisers. Additionally, the city was unable to help us defray costs.
Teddy Kokoros has photographic proof that Boston police don't just blow up every single suspicious package - he describes what happened when a police officer asked him to move while he was waiting for the bus:
Charlie on the MBTA reports that Tom Menino wants legislation to make the MBTA change the name of Copley station to Copley/BPL station.
Dave Copeland runs into her at the Copley T stop.
Juliet reports on a trio of toughlings harrassing women entering the Copley T stop with a yellow squash this afternoon:
...to all the women who walked by, they'd say, "hey! you wanna touch my squash!?" as they held them pointed out at crouch level. then they'd howl with laughter. when i was showing my t-pass to the station manager, one of them hurled his squash down the stairs where it splattered on the floor. ...
Michael Burstein offers photographic proof that it's really easy to get confused by signs on the T.
The US Court of Appeals in Boston has ruled the MBTA can build elevators for the disabled on both sides of the Copley T stop.
In a decision released last week, the court told the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay and the Boston Preservation Alliance that the elevators would not "threaten or destroy" the historic character of the BPL and would not constitute a "constructive" taking of the historic nature of Old South Church, so basically, back off, bubs (however, said bubs could appeal to the Supreme Court).